Minster Lovell, Burford & surrounding area
Invisible to passers-by and surrounded by countryside Saddlebacks Barn at Grove Farm is a Cotswold gem. The barn is located at the end of a private, tree lined drive and tucked in a corner of the farm. Tastefully renovated to an immaculate standard mixing contemporary touches with classic Cotswold features. Together these provide a very high quality of self catering accommodation which has been carefully improved and maintained keeping it 'tip -top' - and we're sure you will agree. Views across the farm are almost uninterrupted - bar the horses. The location is perfect for touring the Cotswolds or popping into Oxford. Inside the barn is absolutely spotless, presented to a very high standard, attractive and spacious and perfect for two people. The owners are delightful and helpful yet discrete so you can sit in peace or get the hot tips on the nearby places to see! A gem of a barn. (The large barn to the side is empty but for some simple farm storage).
Entrance to the barn from the courtyard, into the open plan living area with oak flooring throughout.
Living Area with large sofa, flatscreen TV, DVD player (on request).
Dining Area with table and four chairs, overlooking courtyard.
Kitchen, very well equipped with electic hob, oven and grill, dishwasher, microwave and fridge with freezer section. (There is a washing machine and tumble driyer on site for guests' use if required.)
Bedroom, spacious, with king size double bed (5ft) with wardrobe and chest of drawers plus Ensuite Shower Room with shower, WC and washbasin
To the front of the barn is an open terrace area with table and chairs. Beyond there are areas of grass for play. Please note that this is a small active farm.
Sorry No Pets (farm animals!). Children Welcome. Cot (cot linen not supplied) & High Chair available . Wifi available and included.
Any Day Changeover accepted
Minster Lovell is a village approx 5 miles to the east of Burford and roughly 15/20 minutes to the west of Oxford. Although the farm is set on the edge of the village, you are within a close distance to a couple of pubs and a simple village shop selling basics. The village is roughly split into two sections with the 'Old Minster Lovell' set aside the River Windrush and amongst some simply gorgeous surroundings. There are historically significant ruins on the edge of the village - specifically Minster Lovell Hall, the 15th century home of Lord Lovell, a powerful associate of King Richard III.
Old Minster Lovell has a good gastro-pub, and there are several public houses to choose from in the local area. The look of the old village is typical of the Cotswolds with picturesque thatched cottages, stone buildings and a beautiful cricket club. This is a truly English village! The market town of Witney with many shops and supermarkets is about 2 miles away, where there is a cinema, plus a growing collection of quality shops to choose from.
Oxford, and its 'dreaming spires' plus many attractions is approx 20 minutess drive away, accessed easily from the barns at Grove Farm. We would certainly recommend a day trip if nothing else. Otherwise, famous Cotswolds locations such as Burford, Stow on the Wold, Bourton on the Water and Woodstock with Blenheim Palace, are all within a short driving distance. For families, the Cotswold Wildlife Park is about 8 minutess drive away - one of the region's most popular tourist attractions and one heavily recommended.
"The Saddleback Barn was very loveley and very clean. Our hosts were friendly and helpful. The location was beautiful and quiet and my friend and I had a great time there. Anyone who wants enjoy the quietness of the Cotswolds should go to the Saddleback Barn.” Marie, Dec 2016"Marie 2016-12-01
"Very nice cottage the owners were very friendly in helping us see the best of the Cotswolds. "Mrs Morgan 2016-09-26
"Excellent all round accommodation."Mr Musgrave 2016-09-21